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Tag: Tournament Strategy

Improving Your Game with David Randall, Vol. 8: Motivation and the Mental Game

In a new installment of "Improving Your Game," David Randall discusses ways to improve your mental game and stay motivated at the tables.

Psychological Habits of Successful Poker Players: Total Commitment

Total commitment is a trait shared by all of poker's elite players. Being able to identify and focus on your poker goals helps improve your commitment.

No Rest for the Weary: Aaron Massey on Playing Your A-Game While on the Tourney Trail

Live tournament grinder Aaron Massey shares his advice for balancing the challenges of constant travel with playing your best poker night in and night out.

Hold’em with Holloway, Vol. 19: Stupid Calls & Lucky Draws in MSPT WI Championship

PokerNews Senior Editor and WSOP bracelet winner Chad Holloway shares stories and strategies playing mid-limit poker in his series "Hold'em with Holloway."

Dealing With Hyper-Aggressive Opponents

Aggressive players can be difficult to deal with at the poker table. But sometimes in such spots a little patience can go a long way.

Why I Am a Tournament Poker Player

He admits it's a personal preference, but Matthew Pitt prefers multi-table poker tournaments over cash games. And he has lots of reasons why.

Thinking Poker: How Preflop Play Affects Postflop Action

Nate Meyvis breaks down an EPT Main Event final table hand to show how in tournament poker preflop action directly affects postflop decisions.

“Worst-First” Thinking in Poker: How Much Is It Costing You?

Are you gripped by "worst-first" thinking at the table? That is, in hands you tend to think of the worst-case scenario first? Learn to avoid such timidity.

If You Lose a Few Hands, Don’t Lose Your Mind

Occasionally players feel the need to "get even" after having lost early in a session, sometimes becoming emotionally affected as a result.

Psychological Habits of Successful Poker Players: Choosing Excellence

"Positive Poker" author Dr. Tricia Cardner explains how one common trait of successful poker pros is their having consciously decided to choose excellence.

Dealing With Losing at Poker

Even the best poker players lose sometimes, but what often makes them the best is how well they react when things don't go their way at the tables.

Thinking Poker: Playing Bad Hands in Tournaments

Nate Meyvis breaks down an interesting hand from an EPT final table that highlights how sometimes in tournaments it becomes necessary to play bad hands.

Assessing Playing Styles: Too Tight or Too Loose?

Beginning poker players are often too tight or too loose with their style, although being new they may not realize they are "too" anything just yet.

Heads-Up NLHE Strategy with Anthony Zinno, Brock Parker, and Faraz Jaka

Tournament titans Anthony Zinno, Brock Parker, and Faraz Jaka each share their insights regarding no-limit hold'em heads-up strategy.

Preflop Opening Raises Late in Tournaments

Opening with larger than necessary preflop raises can cause you to lose chips in a hurry, especially late in a poker tournament.

Why the Words We Use Matter in Poker

Learning poker's specialized vocabulary is part of the fun of learning to play the game, but knowing the names of things also serves an important purpose.

Talking Poker: The Shootout

This week's installment of "Talking Poker" discusses "shootout" tournaments and shares some tips for how to approach them.

Thinking Poker: A Study in Blind Defense

Nate Meyvis takes a close look at a hand from a European Poker Tour Main Event final table that well demonstrated the importance blind defenses.

“Let Others Go Nuts”: Matt Jarvis Offers 6-Max No-Limit Hold'em Tourney Advice

Matt Jarvis has had considerable success in short-handed no-limit hold'em tournaments, and offers some valuable advice to beginning six-max players.

How to Turn a Loss into a Win: A Three-Step Exercise

Dr. Tricia Cardner, author of "Postive Poker," outlines a simple three-step exercise to improve your poker learning and turn losses into wins.